Police blotter
by Tracy Press
Feb 23, 2007 | 389 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Someone called police at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday after finding a Chevrolet SUV abandoned in a ditch near Pescadero Avenue and Paradise Road. The SUV had been stolen Tuesday morning from Alum Rock Court after a woman left it running to warm up in her driveway. It had been damaged and the front license plate had been missing. Police called a tow truck to take it away.

The Tracy Police Department responded to 221 calls for service Wednesday, including the following incidents:

7:11 a.m.: Someone reported graffiti on a construction trailer on the 500 block of Glenbrook Drive.

7:44 a.m.: Someone told police that a pit bull had been left alone in the dog park at El Pescadero Park, 250 W. Kavanagh Avenue. The caller said that the dog was aggressive and barking.

9:06 a.m.: Someone reported a homeless man camping out behind businesses on the 400 block of West Grant Line Road. The caller said that the man appeared to be smoking methamphetamine.

9:30 a.m.: Police went to the 2100 block of Holder Lane after someone told police that people appeared to be taking property from the house. Police learned that a man who could be living there is wanted on a warrant for making threats, brandishing a weapon and marijuana smuggling, but no one was there when police arrived.

10:02 a.m.: A man told police that someone had broken into his vacant building on Sixth Street just east of Central Avenue. The person apparently left some tools behind.

11:54 a.m.: A woman at Edgewood Corporate Center, 4600 South Tracy Blvd., told police that someone had stolen the hood ornament from her Jaguar.

11:57 p.m.: A man on the 700 block of North Central Avenue told police that someone had dumped some junk behind a business.

12:10 p.m.: Someone at Orchard Supply Hardware, 1975 West 11th Street, told police that a man had just stolen a drill and left in a green Kia.

12:17 p.m.: A woman on the 1200 block of Johnson Court told police that someone had crashed into her parked car the night before.

1:47 p.m.: Someone reported that a man in a blue Jeep Cherokee had just slashed the tires of an elderly man’s car, which was parked in the handicapped space in front of Food Maxx, 3225 N. Tracy Blvd. The person got the Jeep’s license plate number, and police took a report

2:27 p.m.: A person on the 200 block of West Whittier Avenue told police that someone had gotten into the caller’s bank account and charged about $200 in purchases.

3:20 p.m.: A person at a shoe store in West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road, told police that someone had stolen about 50 pairs of shoes. The caller suspected a store employee.

4:00 p.m.: Someone at a group home on the 200 block of West Whittier Avenue told police that a 14-year-old had threatened to kill three other people at the house.

4:14 p.m.: Someone reported a man walking along Central Avenue near 10th Street smoking marijuana from a bong. He was gone when police arrived.

4:15 p.m.: A man told police that a neighbor spotted a man coming out of his vacant house on the 300 block of Mt. Diablo Avenue.

4:32 p.m.: A woman told police that a GMC pickup had crashed into her car in the parking lot of Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St., and then drove off.

5:25 p.m.: Someone on the 200 block of West Grant Line Road told police that there had been a fight at the skate park in El Pescadero Park.

Terri Lynn Murray, 44, of Tracy, was arrested at 4:07 p.m. on the 1100 block of North Tracy Boulevard on suspicion of drug possession. She was taken to San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

A 36-year-old Tracy man was arrested at 7:05 p.m. in Central Tracy on suspicion of domestic violence. He was taken to county jail.

Police arrested a 30-year-old Tracy man at 11:14 p.m. in central Tracy on suspicion of domestic violence. He was taken to county jail.

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